I had to do some major digging in the stash to find a medium grey that I liked for the Wooly Sheep block. Grey just isn't a color that I buy very often. It needed to be the right color AND play nicely with all of the 30s reproduction fabrics in the other blocks.
"Black sheep, black sheep, have you any wool?" Early in our marriage we farmed for 10 years on my husband's home farm. We ran about 750 ewes and 50 head of cattle. That was a LOT of sheep, and lambing season was always crazy. About 1/3 of our herd was Suffolk sheep, with black faces and white bodies. Those lambs were often quite grey when they were born, and occasionally we would get a completely black lamb. We kept a few of the black ewes - just for fun. Plus, the black wool brought a premium, so we kept it separate at shearing time. These blocks made me think of those lambs with a big smile.